Aleppo's Brief Cease-Fire Extended Amid Fears of New Russian Offensive

Aleppo's Brief Cease-Fire Extended Amid Fears of New Russian OffensiveRussian President Vladimir Putin today extended a brief “humanitarian pause” in fighting around the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, by adding another 24 hours to the initial 11-hour break in fighting, Russia’s military said. The U.N. said Russia has promised to further lengthen the cease-fire by another four days, although that has yet to be confirmed by Russia. A rare sense of quiet today in Aleppo is meanwhile fraught by concerns that Russian and Syrian government forces will launch a new offensive once the temporary cease-fire ends.

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